Senator John Liu celebrates 6th Annual Civics Week in northeast Queens schools

Civics Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 15, 2024
Contact: Soojin Choi |347-556-6335| 

QUEENS, NY – In recognition of NYC’s 6th Annual Civics Week, Senator John Liu, Chair of the NYC Education Committee, visited schools in northeast Queens to speak with students about the importance of being engaged in their communities. 

Throughout Civics Week, elected officials visit public school students in K-12 throughout the city where they participate in classroom activities and events aimed at empowering students to become proactive contributors to their community. Civics Week takes place during March 11 to 15, 2024. Activities include Student Voter Registration Drives, Civics for All Poster Contests and more. 

During Civics Week, Senator Liu visited the following northeast Queens schools:


  • Adrien Block IS 25 in Flushing. Senator Liu spoke to students about civic engagement and the democratic process.


  • PS 188Q in Bayside. Senator Liu joined Council Member Linda Lee and Queens Supreme Court Judge Karen Lin to swear in the Student Council.


  • MS 216Q in Fresh Meadows. Senator Liu joined Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Councilwoman Christine Liu, and Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado. During the school’s Meet Your Civic Leaders Day, students learned about the election process, policy creation, local and state government.


State Senator John Liu stated, “The youth of today are more active and engaged in the issues than ever before, so it is essential they learn to think critically and empathetically about their politics and engage in healthy civic debate. Clearly, their interest in the issues affecting their community and the world extends far beyond just Civics Week, and we are fortunate here in Queens to have such eager and thoughtful participation by our students of all ages.”